[TAG] Twisted update
jimregan at o2.ie
Thu Nov 18 22:12:52 MSK 2004
mso at oz.net wrote:
> Jimmy wrote:
>> elsif (/kde/i)
>> print "\nIf I wanted to get rid of my RAM, I'd take it out of the
> Hehe, I upgraded my previous computer from 128MB RAM to 256 for KDE.
>>mso at oz.net wrote:
>>>It would be nice to get one of those
>>>Saw a 64-bit AMD jobbie in a store with a silver reflective front, but
>>>it's like $800. (Thomas: note "like" used to mean "approximately".) It
>>So you're not just using as punctuation? Phew, California hasn't taken
>>another victim (though I can't say much, because in Ireland we use swear
>>words as punctuation :)
> No, of course not. I'm trying to convince Thomas "like" has a bona fide
> legitimate meaning; that's why it's so popular. It softens things when
Jeez Mike, you're in pedantic country here: '...convince Thomas /that
that usage of/ "like"...'
> you're not 100% sure about something, or when being too direct would be
> rude. "Heavy metal like sucks" is less harsh than "heavy metal sucks".
> It gets your opinion across but without insulting the guy too much.
I'm trying to learn to express my opinion as opinions, and not
misrepresent it through the use of statements like that. It hasn't
filtered through to my written expression as yet, but in conversation I
find it cuts down on a lot of the more pointless arguments.
> Because he can treat it like a joke. In Ireland I think you use "would
> be" the same way. "Where would you be goin today?" "What would... just
English lacks a satisfactory way of expressing the habitual, so we had
to invent one -- we're creatures of habit :) It also lacks a second
person plural, so we use 'ye'.
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